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california initiative banning gay marriage in the state, truck down by lower courts. the justices will sift through several other cases from other state to decide whether legally married gay couples in those states have the right to equal benefits. >> that will be an interesting session. >> it is. >>> meanwhile, the holiday rush for shopping focused on mom and pop stores this weekend. >> yes. for those that that didn't like the drama of the big box store, shoppers opened their wallets again for small business saturday. this retailer holiday was created by american express in 2010. the day focus on getting exposure for local businesses that can't compete with large retailer, but there are a lot of reasons to buy local. independent . >> i went to sun valley mall. it was really crazy, super long lines. merchandise all other. it is much nicer and more relaxed today. >> this weekend president obama did his part by hitting an independent bookstore in virginia. he took his girls shopping at a store called one more page. he bought books and shook hands of shoppers and employees. >>> well, cyber
's election. the question about political money in california. >> and that is one of the most confusing. we have that and we're going to start with developing news now in northern california. you go to the dreseer -- grocery store and may find out about this. >> the raley's supermarket chain is out on strike. contracts broke down and the united food and commercial worker's union started picketing. >> the two sides have been arguing over a proposed wage freeze and end to premium pay on sundays and changes in medical benefits for 7,000 workers. >> and this is important to me. i have two daughters trying to put to school. >> they need to come to an agreement. >> they extended the old contract for three days, but union negotiators call it a delaying tactic. the supermarket chain needs to cut cost because of a weak economy and competition from non-unionized companies like wal-mart. >>> this morning, a driver is under arrest in santa rosa after allegedly hitting a pedestrian and speeding away. the police say the car hit a man shortly after midnight near the intersection of gurnville road and coff
at a northern california facility for the elderly. the deadly ingredient that sent for others to the hospital. >> show us the money. one big campaign theme for candidates all across the nation. next, who is behind these record-setting donations. >> and honoring the space here on this veterans holiday weekend. neil armstrong's connection to a military icon in the east bay. it's 8:30 sunday, november 11. thanks for joining us. >> a lot of news to cover. super majority in sacramento. what does it mean for the republican party? we are sitting down with chairman of the republican party to talk about the future. >> yet, when it comes to california and the rest of the nation. we've got a lot coming up. also, our conversation with senator mark leno about the brand-new power. >> and we sit down with leader willie brown and say, okay, future of nancy pelosi. she did reclaim the house. is she staying on in washington customer. >> a lot coming up, but the weather forecast is cold. even colder than what we saw yesterday at this time. frost advisory. >> there are frost advisories posted as well. they were
, but you may not know is california now ranks in the top 10 worst commute in america. and there's a reason so many people are driving solo aching matters worse. >> headlights are coming to the east bay. every day of the week, despite efforts to get us out of our cars, 73% of the still drive alone. on a regular weekday commute, it's the worst in the state. 32 minutes on average for most commuters and some even longer. >> in terms of california that's the longest. and more residents proportionately are commuting an hour or more to their jobs. >> join him in compiled survey data and confirmed that california traffic is bad but not as bad as we might have thought. >> almost three quarters of us still tend to drive alone to our jobs. maybe 11% of us carpool and statewide about 5% of us are taking public transit. >> they're is a program in california, maybe not well known but it is the law called the catch-up program. employers who do offer free parking to their employees are supposed to offer a subsidy. you are supposed to get the value of that parking space. >> people can ask for it. that's so
by pete stark. california's longest serving congressman lost to a challenger 50 years his junior. eric swalwell was able to challenge stark thanks to the reinvented primary. they're both democrats. >>> and for the first time since 1965, democrats have gained a super majority in the california senate. and that gives them the ability to pass tax increases without republican vote. it's the only time a party has enjoyed a supermajority since prop 13 was passed in 1978 requiring a 2/3 vote to raise taxes. >>> the passage of proposition 30 changes several things here in california. for public schools it means less risk of another round of budget cuts. and for the cfu system, a mid-year fee like will be cancelled and many students may get a refund on a previous like of $249. but that hardly solves the state's problems. >> we have to make sure over the next few years that we pay our bills, invest in the right programs, but don't go on spending binges like we did in the days when you had the dot-com boom. >> it means additional funding for community colleges. >>> and if you think you had someth
to talk about the new surplus that suddenly popped up on the screen. >> yeah, california's fiscal future and talking about the petraeus scandal. it's, of course, a big one in the headlines all week long. we're also going to talk about how safe is our e-mail. >> and we're going to talk about the safe streets of san francisco as we shift state prisoners on to the county. meanwhile, there is an apology this morning from the bishop of san jose, after a registered sex offender was allowed to volunteer at the festival. >> the church and sheriff's office are trying to figure out how he got written permission for the event last month. in a statement issued yesterday, the bishop said no one was found guilty of sexual abuse can be allowed to volunteer in any activity that involves children. mcgraff went on to say i am deeply troubled and apologize to you that this policy was not followed. the man at the center of the controversy is mark christopher gearies. by state law, a registered sex offender is only allowed on campus with a written permission from a school official. his was -- his was identi
focus." . >>> welcome to the show. i'm susan sikora. we begin with an update on california's plans for high- speed rail. and so, we welcome back the executive director of the transportation institute. welcome back. >> nice to be here. thank you. >> before we get started on this, we want to know the update on everything here. let's go with the events of the past week here with the hurricane/super storm sandy. really devastating and putting out of commission all the mass transportation in the new york metropolitan area. what if something like that happened here? would we be prepared? >> no place can be prepared for that. it shuts down the economy. >> yeah. >> and you stay home. you go to high ground. but, as a matter of fact, the mass transportation system is the last to be shut down. the highways went down first. >> uh. >> the bridges went down first. so, really mass transportation system is what saved the area longer. if there was an emergency evacuation, the mass transportation systems would be activated to get people out of the area. >> okay. and in terms of in the bay area, thou
involved in an infamous california kidnapping will not be getting out of prison anytime soon. 61-year-old fred woods was denied parole today for the 13th time. in 1976, he and brothers richard and james hijacked a school bus and then buried the 26 students and their driver in a van at a life livermore -- livermore quarry. >> i remember being the last one out of that van, and it was terrifying to me. and i looked down at the hole and i said go in there, and i said no, and they said if you don't go in there, you'll never see your mom and dad again. >> they still are a threat to me. i relive those moments and they are heightened. i feel more scared now. >> all three kidnappers received life sentences. richard was released on parole in june. he now lives with his mother in mountain view. his brother is still behind bars. >>> they're accused of plotting unspeakable terrorist acts against the united states. but soon dozens of guantanamo bay detainees could be headed here to stay. a government report concludes it's not a bad idea. >> it could mean the beginning. the end for gu guantanamo bay
to grow. the bay area city that apple is moving into. >> and powerball is coming to california, when tickets will go on sale. . >> a trucker who took out ten vehicles as he barrelled through an east bay car lot says he was under a spell, a sneezing spell. . >> this is thousand accident scene lookeded from chopper five. the driver of a big truck claims he had a sneezing attack and slammed into ten trucks in a used car lot. surveillance cameras at a nearby business capture the clash. if you look carefully at this video, can you see a big truck flouing -- plowing intie flat bed truck. then watch as the front of the flat approximate bed is tossed against other trucks in the used car lot. >> i was just like no. >> there's the damage to the back of the flat bed truck that took the first impact. police say the driver was not on drugs or under the influence, they say it appeared to be a freak accident. >> look at the surveillance video again, the driver hit the brakes after he hit the flat bed. police say that supports the claim that he was distracted from the road after back to back to
. definitely-- he wanted attention, obviously. he got if. >> reporter: that's for sure. the southern california company which made the t-shirt is being asked to print more. it's exploding on social media. >> i heard it on twitter. i thought it was funny. to me instantly it didn't click as something that was bad. just going along with how he is normally. >> reporter: for someone used to throwing pitches it may be a fastball down the middle of a hot button issue. >> the los angeles company making the shirt says it had only sold 40 of them in the last two years. it sold more than 100 yesterday afternoon. >> that's right. those people were watching cbs 5 and the parade coverage we had. >> there you go. best advertising you can get right here. mother nature advertising a little bit of summer here in the middle of fall. it's not going to feel like november at all. maybe firing up the fireplace, getting ready for the holidays. how about 80 degrees to change that. that's where we're heading. it is friday eve after all. look at the bay. high def doppler. it's going to stay that way for a while. nights a
." the strike at 15 raley and nob hill stores in california, and 13 in nevada forces customers to make toh choices. sot; deborah rundle/alameda shopper. 02 0 (dk) "does it take much efft for you to drive away?" it s a little bit of effort becae it's a lot cloxser to my ho, to be able to come here, a'm going to spend extra gas too the middle of the island..." workers on strike, before, t never workers at this busin. on i-5 near sacramento this afternoon. 7 other people were injured- and they are all in critical condition. investigators sae crash happened when a large s-u-v -- a ford expedition l of passengers -- veered outf control. it jumped the center divider, hitting a ha accord head-on. both vehicles rolled over -- and passengers in both vehiclese ejected. it's not known yett caused the s-u-v to lose control. several lanes of in that area are closed and mat re-open until early tomorrow morning. 3 children and 4 adults were rescued today from a pleasue boat that overturned in the north bay. the rescue took place off dillion beach, near tomales. 5 people were found clingino the hull of th
and devastated the gulf coast. [ inaudible ] >> why experts say california gas companies may not be telling the whole truth about what you're paying to fill up. >> for anyone heading to see any of the big block butters. someone in the heat sir probably watching you. >> it was the largest accident all oil spill ever. today bp agreed to pay the largest fine in u.s. history. the oil rig exploded on the night of april 20th, 2010. eleven workers were killed in the fire. 172million-gallons of oil gushed into the gulf of mexico. bp will pay $4.5 billion in fines. two employees? charged with manslaughter. one with lying to congress. cbs news reporter on what bp knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former bp employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking bp supervisors on deep water horizon. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges bp managers robert kaluza and donald failed to call these on shore. they allowed work on the well to continue. want gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder. >> this is
to money laundering and violates california campaign law. cbs 5 reporter caught up with them during their final stops in san francisco. >> keep the california dream alive. yes on 30, thanks. it was the ultimate pep rally with a few of their closest friends leading the cheer. >> are we going to do it? all right, all right. >> reporter: the governor's barn storm is safe today to convince voters to approve proposition 30. recent polls show them dwindling for a measure that will raise the income taxes for those making more than $250,000 a year and also impose an extra quarter cent sales tax. >> so the governor is asking for your help. will you give it? okay. without tax hikes, get ready for the deeper cuts. >> that will be $27 billion of red ink. that's the depth. i mean it's amazing. >> reporter: the projected $6 billion a year raise for the new taxes will go to education for k-12 grades and community colleges, guaranteeing funding for public safety services. but the polls show less than 50% of the voters will defeat them and it's a real possibility. >> if you could do it over again, g
at this moment with propositions in the at a time of california, but it is still early in this race, so we'll see how this race all works out >> all right. but in themeantime we are going to talk about props 30 and 38. we aregoing to go to allen march fin at the governor's camp let's check in with fill ma tier and see what's up with 32. thegovernor states his political future on this for the next foufr years >> as a matter of fact it's already a done deal they said if this money was not approved by voters, they were going to pull votes. moneyseems to be mralg a role in this. the death penalty, one ofthe things that turned voters around on this issue. it wasthe cost of keeping the inmates incarcerated, a hundred million dollars. labelling on the footd >> right so there's a whole question about cost and how it's playing into the california election >> you speak about money, and i won't use the word obscene. there's an obscene amount of money spent on proposition 30 and 38. millions of votes that turned 30 over 38, and agreeing that they will -- >> stop the fight exactly we had two parties that
into the california history gallery. >> we believe that the burglars knew what they were after. that they had planned for it. that they came prepared. >> reporter: prepared to steal some of the most valuable items in the museum. officials won't say what. they were present artifacts. the burglars shattered glass and got out in three minutes. security guards saw it happen from surveillance monitors and per protocol called police. >> it's like nothing sacred. you wouldn't think someone would break into a museum. how do you even sell something you take out of this museum? >> reporter: it had never happened before. the museum director believes it may have been the work of copy cats. >> there have been some high profile stuff recentlyly. >> might be inspiration. >> really unfortunate. >> reporter: the gallery will be closed through tomorrow. museum officials hope to reopen it on thursday. in oakland. >> the founder of the mcafee antivirus company is declaring his company in a murder case. john mcafee has been hiding from police after his neighbor was found dead on sunday. officers say they just want to tal
for the most expensive project in california history. the new bay bridge now hanging out all on its own. just a bad employee... but'e talking about a bay area lawmaker - spending your mo. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez n the bills, the investigation >>> lavish meals and luxury travel and a lot of lost receipts. we're talking about a law maker spending your money. on the bills, the investigation and the man who doesn't really feel like talking about it. >> first of all, much has been written about in the past about my personal office's usage,. >> reporter: he spoke for the first time about wasting tax dollars on booze and upgrades for himself and his staff. he didn't deny it and wasn't apologetic. instead he went after the news media. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about in the print media. i want you to understand that for 50 years i've been nurtured and raised and lived in peace in this community. >> reporter: haze callings on the -- his callings on the board that are now being more scrutinized and tightly controlled called
. california may soon have a budget surplus! legislative budget analysts say the deficit will be about $1.9 billion this fiscal year, and we could see surpluses by 2014! a few months ago, we were talking about a $16 billion deficit. >> we have to pay down our debts. we borrowed from the schools, we borrowed from the redevelopment fund. the economical recovery bond, we borrowed from the people, and we borrowed from local government, and we got to pay that back. >> a lot of the revenue will come from the prop 30 tax hikes which voters approved last week. >>> california, one step closer to obamacare. the state's health board approved a detailed operational plan to set up an insurance marketplace for affordable healthcare. governor brown will forward that plan to the obama administration on friday. that is the deadline for states to notify the federal government whether it will establish healthcare exchanges. >>> if there's one teachable moment in the petraeus affair, it probably has something to do with the dangers of e-mail. >> and a new warriors arena on the embarcadero would bring plenty
story but not unique. those here at the san francisco call center of the california poison control system have heard it often. especially this time of year. >> we get them almost every year where people go out, picking wild mushrooms. and wind up picking these deadly mushrooms and wind up in the hospital very sick. and intensive care, with a failing liver. >> reporter: the only treatments says katherine meyer is supportive care and a liver transplant if that can be gotten. >> for people who are considering eating wild mushrooms, i would have to say that it's really abad idea. >> reporter: well, consider this, there are some 4,000 to 5,000 known species of mushrooms. 50 to 100 are known poisonous and the rest? well, that's the chance you take. >> if you don't know the species' name and how the proper identification with the spore print, no. you should not be picking the wild mushrooms. >> reporter: the placer county sheriff's office calls it a tragic accident. and refers questions to the state department of social services which says it's looking into the matter. don knapp, cbs 5. a
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